It’s normal for your heat pump to create some noise as it heats or cools your home. Wintertime can make it especially noisy, since it may go into defrost mode to avoid frosting over.

There are a few things you can do to make your heat pump operate more quietly no matter the season.

1. Book Regular Heat Pump Checkups

Heat pump maintenance is extremely important, because it keeps your manufacturer warranty valid. This shields your finances if your heat pump has a huge issue during the time it’s under warranty.

It can also help our techs discover tiny troubles that can make your heat pump louder. And possibly help you not experience an expensive repair during extreme weather that compromises your comfort.

If small heat pump troubles continue to go undiscovered, they could make your system malfunction down the road. By fixing troubles like this early, our pros can get your heat pump working well before you truly need it.

Even more crucial, having a professional clean and lubricate your heat pump’s moving pieces might make it more efficient. This could help you spend less on your utility expenses.

Because your heat pump works throughout the year, we recommend having this tune-up done twice a year, before summer and before winter.

2. Regularly Change Your Air Filter

Your house’s air keeps fresh and clean due to your air filter. When the filter becomes clogged, it can result in a couple of troubles, like short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more often, need more energy and can wear it out faster.

Here’s how often we recommend putting in a new air filter:

  • Flat filter: Once a month
  • Pleated filter: Every three months

If you have allergies or pets, you may need to get a new filter more frequently.

3. Get in Touch with Done Right Air When Your Heat Pump Is Making Weird Noises

Some heat pumps, usually older ones, can result in more noise than others. If you’re noticing extremely loud or weird noises, you should contact a heating and cooling company like Done Right Air for heat pump repair in Milwaukee.

Here are a few noises that are an indication something’s up with your heat pump, how to solve them and when you should contact a pro.

Heat Pump Making High-Pitched Noise

If your heat pump is making noises that are hard on your ears, such as screeching or squealing, it’s usually because of the motor. The bearings could be dirty, or the motor could be wearing down. Either way, you need to have a professional examine it.

Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds

Buzzing noises are regularly tied to electrical pieces, which should be examined by a trained HVAC pro.

Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise

If your heat pump is hissing, a couple of things could be suspect. You might have a crack in your air ducts in some area, which means conditioned air is leaking and your home will be less cozy due to this. A hissing sound might also mean your heat pump has a refrigerant leak, which is an emergency. Your system has to have refrigerant to transfer heat, and when there’s inadequate fluid, you could cause serious damage to your heat pump. Reach us at 414-207-4034 immediately for help.

Like we covered previously, many heat pump troubles can be found and addressed during regular service. While our pros are at your house completing repairs, don’t forget to check with us about scheduling your next maintenance appointment.

You should enjoy calm, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is making more noise than it typically does or sounds you don’t recognize, contact us at 414-207-4034 to book your appointment immediately.